Applications are now open for the Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate Innovation.
The Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate Innovation commits $30M to fund big bet projects accelerating technological advances in climate information and action. Selected organizations may receive up to $5M in funding, along with access to Google’s technical expertise and products, to accelerate progress toward a more sustainable and resilient future.
They want to support the work of nonprofits, experts, and organizations around the world that will accelerate advances in climate information and action. are looking for solutions that help the global community illuminate previously opaque climate challenges and enable collective climate actions.
- The Google.org Impact Challenge (GIC) is an open call to nonprofits, social enterprises, universities and research institutions around the world to submit their ideas for projects that accelerate progress in climate information and action. Selected organizations will receive $5M USD in funding, along with access to Google’s technical expertise and products.
- The Challenge is open to any not-for-profit charity, other not-for-profit organization, public or private academic or research institution, or for-profit social enterprise company with a project that has an explicit charitable purpose. Your organization must have a registered office in your country of residence. Organizations located in Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR), or Syria and projects in those countries are not eligible to apply. Unfortunately, individuals without organizational affiliation are ineligible.
- Ambition: They are looking for transformational solutions that have potential for global impact. While your idea does not need to immediately reach millions of people globally, you should articulate how it could ultimately do so. They encourage collaboration between multiple organizations, as coalitions may be helpful for achieving the scale of solutions they’re hoping to support.
- Impact: Projects should drive tangible, real world impact for both the climate and people. The proposal should explain how it will tackle climate change and/or the extent to which it will support others to do so too. Successful applications will be grounded in data and research.
- Innovative use of technology: Ideas should apply technology by creating or enabling new solutions and approaches. Applications can also propose innovative applications of existing technology – solutions that apply AI and machine learning are encouraged!
- Feasibility: Successful proposals will have well-developed and realistic execution plans supported with the resources and expertise needed for implementation. Taking on big, scalable ideas with technology at their core is difficult, and they look for teams that are equipped to implement the proposed project.
For more information, visit https://impactchallenge.withgoogle.com/climate2022